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UTSA Strategic Plan UTSA in 2016

In 2016, The University of Texas at San Antonio will be well on its way to becoming one of the preeminent public research universities in Texas, drawing national and international recognition as a leader in research, education, and public service.

Known for its commitment to the advancement of knowledge, UTSA will be a leader in developing innovative partnerships responsible for the distribution of new ideas and creative endeavors that will improve the lives of citizenry around the world.

UTSA’s campuses will enroll 35,000 students from throughout the nation and more than 100 countries. Through partnerships with other educational institutions, UTSA will continue to be a leader in achieving enrollment increases to meet the needs of the state’s plan for higher education, Closing the Gaps. The institution’s student population will mirror the population of the region, while continuing to be a national leader in graduating Hispanics in degree programs such as biology, business, engineering, social sciences, education, and architecture.

A diverse community that continues to be committed to the highest levels of scholarship and discovery, UTSA’s faculty will be recognized for intellectual achievements in their disciplines. Financed with public and private funds, new classrooms and academic space will support cutting-edge research in biology, aging, information assurance and security, emerging technologies, transportation, infectious diseases, and water resource management. Cross-institutional and public/private collaborations will contribute to the University’s tradition of innovation, particularly in critical areas of science, technology, and engineering. Global partnerships with other institutions will prepare graduates to contribute to the country’s economic competitiveness and national security.

UTSA faculty and students will continue to be recognized for their contributions to the cultural life of the region and the nation, producing literature, music, art, and architecture that enrich society. Artists and musicians at the University will exhibit and perform locally, nationally, and internationally—while the public will regard UTSA’s campuses as homes to outstanding artists, artwork, and cultural events. Facilities at UTSA will include expanded venues to showcase University performances and convocations, much of which will be supported by private funds.

A growing number of UTSA students will live on or near the campuses, taking part in expanded social and recreational activities— including nationally recognized athletics programs. UTSA students will use cutting-edge technology both in and out of the classroom to gain access to additional educational resources. Joint matriculation agreements with local and regional community colleges will better prepare students for success at UTSA, where faculty and administrators will work with other educational providers to improve public education in Texas and the nation.

Increasingly recognized as a leader in higher education and public service, UTSA will ensure the public’s trust as the institution continually aligns resources with initiatives to support the University’s mission as one of the nation’s premier public research universities.

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